Watch Now: OAK’s Youth Advocates on REI’s Instagram Stories!

This afternoon, OAK Steering Committee member REI Co-op posted on their Instagram account our collaborative story series featuring a Q&A with two of OAK’s amazing youth advocates, Robbie Bond of Kids Speak for Parks and Junior Ranger Tigran Nahabedian!

In the stories, Robbie and Tigran both make an incredible case for full funding for the Every Kid Outdoors program, and the series ends out by linking viewers to an action alert on REI’s new Cooperative Action Network platform. 

Fully Funding Every Kid Outdoors 

OAK has long advocated for the federal Every Kid Outdoors program, which provides fourth graders and their families with a pass so they and their families can access federal public land and water sites for free for a whole year. As Robbie and Tigran stress in the stories, it’s critical that the Every Kid Outdoors funding receive funding so that more kids can be connected to the outdoors and the mental and physical health benefits it provides. 

OAK is working with Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA-45) to secure $25 million in funding for the Every Kid Outdoors program, but we need help to ensure that the funding is passed. That’s why Robbie and Tigran are asking viewers of the story series to take action to fully fund Every Kid Outdoors. 

Elevating Youth Voices 

It’s critical that we lift up youth voices like Robbie and Tigran’s – after all, they’re representatives of the very group we’re trying to connect to the outdoors! Join us in boosting the REI Instagram story and the action alert for fully funding Every Kid Outdoors: 

  1. Watch the REI Instagram story here, and share it with your friends!
  2. At the end of the Instagram story series, swipe up to take action to fully fund Every Kid Outdoors. 
  3. Like / RT / Share OAK’s Twitter and Facebook posts boosting the REI Instagram story!
  4. Follow Robbie (@Kidsspeak4parks), Tigran (@JrRangerTigran), OAK (@OAK_Updates), and REI (@REI) on social media. 

Questions? Reach out to OAK’s Senior Campaign Representative, Jayni Rasmussen, at

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